Volunteers • Friends of the Festival

The Friends of the Festival Volunteer Applications for the 2020 Festival will open in September 2019.

The Festival could not take place without the support of our wonderful Friends of the Festival volunteers.  There are many positions available during the event so be sure to let us know your particular field of expertise or interest in your application.  Please note however that your application does not necessarily guarantee you a position and/or your first preference, as we receive many applications and vacancies are limited. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accommodation for volunteers – you will need to organise your own.

Volunteers will receive a weekend pass and a free Friends of the Festival T-shirt in return for working 10 – 12 hours across 2 or more shifts.  Successful applicants will be notified as soon as practically possible. Successful applicants may not be advised until as late as February. Before you apply please read our volunteer code of conduct and general ticketing terms & conditions.

If you are a returning volunteer, please email Robyn Stewart at [email protected] first to indicate your willingness to return.

If you are volunteering for the first time, please fill in the application form below.


  • It is not possible to volunteer for a ‘half festival’ pass.
  • MC and Stage Manager applications for 2020 have closed.

Thank you!